Apress, the market leader for GIMP guides, releases “GIMP for Absolute Beginners” —the first beginner’s guide for GIMP version 2.8 and the only all-inclusive beginner’s guide being offered on the market today. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a free software application, runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, and contains nearly all of the components of its rival program, Photoshop. GIMP has been continually developed over the past 15 years and the 2012 GIMP version 2.8 features additions like Single-Window Mode and Paint Dynamics. Authors and GIMP experts, Jan Smith and Roman Joost, have taken this widespread tool and explained it in a clear and concise manner so that everyone from hobbyists to editing professionals can understand and utilize the concepts.
“There is nothing like the exhilarating feeling of transforming an ordinary image into a very good or even a great image. It is not so great if you are stuck or if you do not know how to do something in GIMP,” Smith remarks in the introduction of the book. Smith and Joost make it a point to create a fun learning experience and leave no question unanswered. The book covers essential topics —from how to manage small photo alterations to creating original artwork without an already existing photo. Users are not expected to have an existing knowledge of GIMP and will learn the software from top to bottom.
Designers, photographers, graphic design newbies, and those who just like to edit photos and graphics for fun will all benefit from this comprehensive guide.
To learn more about GIMP for Absolute Beginners, visit http://www.apress.com/9781430231684.
- ISBN: 978-1-4302-3168-4
- 350 pages
- User Level: Beginner
- Publication Date: March 26, 2012
- Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
- Print Book Price : $44.99
- eBook Price: $31.49